Blacklock City

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Steak
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Blacklock is a modern version of the Great British chophouse. Set in an old electricity substation on the site of London"s oldest meat market. We take the best meat in the country from the award-winning farmer and butcher Philip Warren in Cornwall. We cook chops simply over our real charcoal grill with a little help from vintage Blacklock irons and serve it all up alongside cocktails for a fiver and wine on tap in our atmospheric subterranean chop mecca. Bookings: Monday - Friday Bookings for lunch from 12-3pm Bookings for dinner from 5-10.30pm (Last orders are 30 minutes before closing time) Saturday and Sunday - Closed.
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RS
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always amazing, never disappoints! I recommend going "all in" (I mean, who wouldn't?!) but make sure you try the squid & bone marrow starter, it's soooo good

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service, we’ll come back for sure!

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MG
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You will not get a better plate of meat and sides in London.

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DP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good atmosphere, recognisable music and awesome cocktail

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MA
Essex
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak in London. I keep coming back. Very reasonably priced, the sides and desserts are also to die for.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

It was just so loud- couldn’t have a conversation - not ideal for a date probably better with a large group
Cocktails were v good but food felt a bit average

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NJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great quality food with good meat! The staff were also very kind and helpful. We took the all-in deal which was great since it only costs £20 pp. Except for the all in deal, the prices were a bit higher but if you want to have good food I certainly think it's worth it. It was quite noisy and dark since it's on a lower level but it didn't really bother us.

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CD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My steak mad boyfriend said it was the best steak he’d ever tasted, he was literally drooling.
He also doesn’t have a sweet tooth and adored the baked cheesecake we shared for dessert. So wins all round!

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AC
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food for a very good price considering the portion and quality. Highly recommend a visit!

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JE
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect for a lunch with colleagues. Food and drink is great of great quality for the price

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S
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Blacklock. Having really enjoyed it the first time around for a business lunch, I booked it for a late Father's Day dinner hoping that my dad, sister and brother-in-law would enjoy it as much as me.

We all ordered the "all in" and it didn't disappointed. Pre chops bites were good and all of the meat was very flavoursome and the bread at the bottom, with all of the juices from the meet having been absorbed, was just mind-blowing.

I love the ambiance and the old-school touches like the meat plates and drinks trolleys.

The music was pure 80s bangers, nothing pretentious like many restaurants of this ilk often serve up.

Love this restaurant and would recommend it to any meat lover.

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Lancashire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great night out with business colleagues. Excellent food with excellent service from Sari our Hungarian waiter.

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PR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The £20 set menu is fantastic value. The food is of a very high standard, and the service excellent. The three of us thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The reason this is not Five Stars, is that we all found the meat far too salty. None of us are averse to seasoning (my wife tells me I use too much), but the Sodium Chloride level did reduce the enjoyment. Did we all enjoy the meal ? yes. Would we have enjoyed it more if the salt was slightly reduced? Yes. Would I go back ? Definitely.

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for lunch for my daughters 18th Birthday. Staff were lovely and really looked after us.
Food was excellent and not over priced.
I will definitely be returning.

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KT
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love BlackLock! Always have the 'All In' followed by the cheesecake and never disappointed!

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TC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just outstanding!

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FF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a dinner date! Nice speak easy vibe, with nice food and cocktails.

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JE
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time to Blacklock, what a great restaurant. Food was great, not rushed at all and a very welcoming staff.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Marvellous setting, and the staff were super attentive, def one of the best dining experience in London, congrats to Blacklock for having such super staff

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The steak was good rather than excellent, certainly not as good as I have had there before for some reason. Great service as always and helpful staff.

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C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good value, tasty yet simple, would recommend.

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CA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and very reasonably priced. A busy atmosphere but great environment and the staff were very attentive. The cocktails were wonderful and many wine options to match to the meal. Highly recommend.

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JF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak, wine and cocktails. Staff friendly and efficient. Very enjoyable!

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U
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great meat selection in a typical chop house environment.
Servers had a tendency to try and ‘up sell’ quantities.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. I thought the food was great and worth the price. The staff were really nice as well! I will definitely go back!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lively setting, very friendly and helpful staff and the food and cocktails are exceptional.

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect steaks and excellent service. Looking forward to my next visit!

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TR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed, great food, friendly service who were knowledgeable on what they were service. Heavily recommend!

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BH
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dad and I had the best meal we’ve ever had. The meat was cooked more perfectly than you can imagine. So tender and full of meaty flavour. The beef dripping chips tasted like heaven in a bowl. The service was super friendly and attentive. I cannot fault a single thing. I’ll be back with many more people.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went at lunch time and went for the All In - which turned out to be a great choice.
We'll be going back as soon as we can. Loved it.

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LA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, Malbec & service. We will be back

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic first experience at Blacklock.

The restaurant were all out of the steaks we originally ordered so we opted for a more expensive option with out waiter kindly offering to knock off the price of our sides. He ended up throwing in an extra one and substituted our espressos at the end of our meal with a coffee cocktail.

The food was excellent, the service outstanding and we will definitely be back.

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Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, good quality food, expertly cooked. If you want a meat fest containing something other than steak, this is the place to go. Simple and small menu but everything we had was done well. Will definately be going back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Incredible but music was too loud.

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W
London
20 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely early dinner here, the staff were knowledgable, helpful and polite. Food was very good and good value.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Waiters were excellent. Thank you so much :)

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R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable as always

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OM
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place in a great location with fantastic value for money. It’s refreshing to see staff at a restaurant with personality and value your custom. Would recommend the bacon chop was amazing. Overall fantastic place will be coming back on my next visit to London.

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was even more incredible!

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DB
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This was my second visit and it seems the word is out, as it was a lot busier this time! As a result it was noisy (downstairs, small and crowded) and the service was a little slow. The latter of these was more of an issue as 2 of the 3 in our party were under time constraints that meant we literally had to eat and run! Saying that the staff certainly did their best and were friendly and courteous.

We had the mixed platter for 3 and when the food arrived it was delicious, although the sides seemed to be more for 2 than 3.

Will definitely go back for the food alone, but will do this when I have a little more time to spare.

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